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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329923/-actinomycosis-involving-chronic-pancreatitis-a-case-report-with-literature-review
#1
Seong Jae Yeo, Chang Min Cho, Min Kyu Jung, Ki Ju Kim, Myung Hi Kim, Seung Hyun Cho, Gab Chul Kim, An Na Seo
Actinomycosis is a slowly progressive, chronic infectious disease. It is caused by the genus Actinomyces, which are gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. It presents as a mass-like lesion, composed of bacterial nidus and characteristic granulomatous inflammatory fibrosis. As such, it has frequently been mistaken for a malignancy. Surgical resection is a common procedure in these patients prior to a definite diagnosis. Although actinomycosis can occur in a variety of regions, including oral-cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominopelvic cavities, the involvement of the pancreas is very rare...
March 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329650/increased-risk-of-opportunistic-infections-among-patients-with-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-the-united-kingdom
#2
Junko Takeshita, Daniel B Shin, Alexis Ogdie, Joel M Gelfand
Infection is the second leading cause of death among psoriasis patients on phototherapy or systemic medications. The types of infections associated with psoriasis remain poorly understood. The aim of our study was to determine the risk of opportunistic infection (OI) among patients with psoriasis. We conducted a cohort study of patients with (N=199,700) and without (N=954,315) psoriasis in The Health Improvement Network electronic medical record database. Patients receiving phototherapy or systemic therapy were considered to have moderate-to-severe psoriasis (N=12,442)...
September 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299218/can-surgery-be-avoided-exclusive-antibiotic-treatment-for-pelvic-actinomycosis
#3
M P Ruiz, E M Williams, C M Markey, A M Johnson, P B Morales-Ramirez
Pelvic actinomycosis is an uncommon, slowly progressing granulomatous infection that has been associated with the presence of intrauterine devices. Due to its unspecific clinical and radiologic findings, it can mimic pelvic or intra-abdominal malignancy leading to mutilating surgery of high morbidity. Rarely, diagnosis is made preoperatively and in most cases surgical intervention is necessary. The patient in our case is a 42-year-old female with an IUD for 15 years diagnosed with pelvic actinomycosis. Patient was uniquely diagnosed preoperatively through paracentesis and treated conservatively with prolonged antibiotic therapy and without any type of surgical intervention...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299215/intra-abdominal-actinomycosis-mimicking-malignant-abdominal-disease
#4
Ali Ridha, Njideka Oguejiofor, Sarah Al-Abayechi, Emmanuel Njoku
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare infectious disease, caused by gram positive anaerobic bacteria, that may appear as an abdominal mass and/or abscess (Wagenlehner et al. 2003). This paper presents an unusual case of a hemodynamically stable 80-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with 4 weeks of worsening abdominal pain and swelling. He also complains of a 20-bound weight loss in 2 months. A large tender palpable mass in the right upper quadrant was noted on physical exam. Laboratory studies showed a normal white blood cell count, slightly decreased hemoglobin and hematocrit, and mildly elevated total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatase...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273967/co-infection-of-candidaparapsilosis-in-a-patient-of-pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-rare-case-report
#5
Purbasha Ghosh, Indrajit Gupta, Mousumi Kar, Poulami Nandi, Prosenjit Naskar
The diagnosis of pulmonary actinomycosis is difficult and less than 10% of cases are diagnosed at the initial presentation. Actinomycosis is always poly-microbial flora infection in human. On the other hand, Candida parapsilosis is an emerging fungal pathogen especially in immuno-compromised patients. Combined bacterial-fungal infection increases frequency and severity of the disease. This report is a case of a Candida parapsilosis co-infection in a 23-year-old male patient having pulmonary actinomycosis. This thereby could guide the clinicians towards an appropriate therapy...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251114/a-rare-case-of-primary-urachal-actinomycosis-mimicking-malignancy
#6
T Ayeesha Sithika, Hemalatha Ganapathy, A R Subashree
Primary actinomycosis occurring in urachal remnants is rarely documented in literature and may mislead the clinicians to diagnose urachal carcinoma. A 50-year-old man came with complaints of lower abdominal pain, dysuria, and dribbling of urine for 2 months. A vague mass of 7 cm was palpable in the suprapubic region. Imaging of the abdomen revealed an irregular mass seen superior to fundus of the urinary bladder appearing adherent to mesentery and bowel loops, suggesting an urachal remnant associated lesion with infiltration...
January 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248414/image-gallery-hypopharynx-carcinoma-overlapped-by-cervicofacial-actinomycosis
#7
A Chokoeva, G Tchernev
A 36-year-old man, a smoker, with impaired dental status, presented with a 1-year history of a tumour-like formation on the neck (a, b). The lesion had begun simultaneously with complains of a recurrent pharyngitis. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 1, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208863/fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-of-papulonodular-lesions-of-skin-a-study-of-50-cases
#8
Sapna Patel, Asha Mahadevappa, Gubbanna Vimalambike Manjunath
INTRODUCTION: Skin is one of the frequent site of disease in human body. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a safe diagnostic method in these cases. FNAC has some limitation, particularly related to representativity of samples, exact typing of skin adnexal tumours and classifying the nature of metastatic cutaneous nodules. Thus, FNAC alone may not give a confirmative diagnosis regarding few skin lesions. Hence, histopathological study has been the standard technique for the diagnosis of skin lesions...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202870/pulmonary-actinomycosis-mimicking-pulmonary-aspergilloma-and-a-brief-review-of-the-literature
#9
Yoshitsugu Higashi, Shigeki Nakamura, Nobuyuki Ashizawa, Kazuhiro Oshima, Akitaka Tanaka, Taiga Miyazaki, Koichi Izumikawa, Katsunori Yanagihara, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Yoshitsugu Miyazaki, Hiroshi Mukae, Shigeru Kohno
Pulmonary actinomycosis is a rare pulmonary infection that often exhibits unspecific symptoms and radiological findings. We herein report a case of pulmonary actinomycosis that mimicked pulmonary aspergilloma in an immunocompetent patient.
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178873/laryngeal-actinomycosis-with-dysplasia-in-a-young-male-with-a-recurrent-laryngeal-polyp
#10
Mukta Pujani, Sabina Khan, Sujata Jetley, Seema Monga
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Tropical Doctor
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157687/unusual-behavior-of-a-posttraumatic-scar-craniofacial-actinomycosis
#11
Ritesh Panda, Vivek Kumar, Shiv Shankar Saha, Lalit Choudhary, Anurag Pandey
Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous infection most commonly involving the cervicofacial region. Clinical diagnosis is usually difficult, and fine-needle aspiration cytology or imaging studies are usually unhelpful in diagnosing actinomycosis. Definitive diagnosis is based on the histopathological examination of a tissue biopsy. The authors report a case of a 32-year-old healthy man who underwent multiple surgeries over a period of 7 years to correct a posttraumatic scar on his forehead with unusual behavior...
January 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157685/facial-actinomycosis-mimicking-a-cutaneous-tumor
#12
Adem Özkan, Adem Topkara, Ramazan Hakan Özcan
Actinomycosis is a chronic granulomatous infection that commonly occurs in the cervicofacial region. Although Actinomcyes is an element of the normal oral flora, infections of the facial skin are very rare because of the entirely endogenous habitation of the organism. The authors report a case of facial actinomycosis, which mimicked a cutaneous tumor both clinically and surgically in a 44-year-old woman with chronic renal failure and Hepatitis C viral infection. The majority of cases can be treated with long-term antibiotics...
January 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141637/cervicofacial-primary-cutaneous-actinomycosis-surgical-treatment-for-complete-remission-of-the-disease
#13
Yeon Jin Jeong, Hyo Wan Suh, Hyung-Sup Shim
Actinomycosis, an infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species, is very rare and is characterized by contiguous spreading, subacute to chronic granulomatous inflammation and the formation of multiple abscesses and sinus tracts that may discharge sulfur granules. Actinomycosis that presents on the skin without endogenous origin is called primary cutaneous actinomycosis, and the occurrence and treatment of primary cutaneous actinomycosis is rarely reported. This report describes the treatment of primary cervicofacial actinomycosis with a literature review, and emphasizes the importance of surgical option for complete remission of the disease...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130291/pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-clinical-surprise
#14
Raj Kumar Mani, Vipul Mishra, Prashant Kumar Singh, Debakanta Pradhan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 27, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112344/-tonsillar-actinomycosis-mimicking-relapse-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#15
Frederico Carvalho de Medeiros, Fernando Carvalho de Medeiros
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103325/assessing-fifty-years-of-general-health-surveillance-of-roe-deer-in-switzerland-a-retrospective-analysis-of-necropsy-reports
#16
Mirjam Pewsner, Francesco Carlo Origgi, Joachim Frey, Marie-Pierre Ryser-Degiorgis
General wildlife health surveillance is a valuable source of information on the causes of mortality, disease susceptibility and pathology of the investigated hosts and it is considered to be an essential component of early warning systems. However, the representativeness of data from such surveillance programs is known to be limited by numerous biases. The roe deer (Capreolus capreolus capreolus) is the most abundant ungulate and a major game species all over Europe. Yet, internationally available literature on roe deer pathology is scarce...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028884/pulmonary-actinomycosis-a-rare-case-diagnosed-on-bronchoalveolar-lavage-cytology
#17
S Sharma, P Dey, R Poddar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2016: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966440/actinomycosis-of-the-abdominal-wall-after-cholecystectomy-transferral-theory
#18
E-J Kooi, P J de Vries, A W W van Geloven, H V Stel, P J Kingma
Abdominal actinomycosis is a rare disease caused by Gram-positive anaerobic Actinomyces bacteria. Here, we present a patient with an intrauterine contraceptive device who developed a long lasting and unexplained recurrent, painful abdominal swelling a few months after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
December 2016: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957360/primary-cutaneous-actinomycosis-along-with-the-surgical-scar-on-the-hand
#19
Reza M Robati, Nasim Niknezhad, Farahnaz Bidari-Zerehpoush, Nakisa Niknezhad
Primary cutaneous actinomycosis is a rare clinical form with variable presentation. The tumoral presentation of actinomycosis as pseudocarcinomatous or sarcomatous masses is completely rare. The management of cutaneous actinomycosis needs proper antibiotic treatment and surgical resection would not be adequate alone. Herein, we report a case of primary cutaneous actinomycosis on the dorsal surface of the hand as draining and infiltrated lesions along with the scar of previous tumor excision that had not received proper antibiotics after the surgery...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870811/abdominal-actinomycosis-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Noppadol Wacharachaisurapol, Jeffrey M Bender, Larry Wang, David Bliss, Skorn Ponrartana, Pia S Pannaraj
Abdominal actinomycosis is an uncommon pediatric infection that often manifests with a tumor-like lesion. We describe a previously healthy 11-year-old girl who presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain and drainage. Computed tomography scan showed an abdominal wall mass. Surgical debridement cultures grew Actinomyces meyeri. Literature review identified 18 additional pediatric cases since 1964 that we have summarized.
March 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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